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Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening VideoWith the help of a dentist a home teeth whitening procedure can be successful.

The key is to get a well fitting mouth tray. The benefits of a well fitting teeth whitening tray are -:

  • Custom-fit trays keep the whitening solution on the surface of the tooth to be whitened
  • Allow for only slight exposure of the solution to the sensitive gingival area
  • Require less solution
  • Can be applied to a specific tooth or teeth

The Process

  • Impressions are taken of your upper and lower teeth
  • These impressions are sent to a lab to make the trays (1-2 weeks)
  • The Dentist will show you how to dispense the the teeth whitening solution
  • Follow up appointments may be made to measure results
  • Typically used for one hour a day for two weeks
  • Always brush and floss your teeth before placing the trays in your mouth
  • Avoid eating, drinking, or smoking while wearing the trays and for approximately 30 minutes after teeth whitening

Why do our teeth change colour

  • Inherited - some people have a family history of dental irregularities such as gaps, misaligned teeth, spots or blemishes
  • Staining that can results from certain foods or beverages, especially tea, coffee and cola
  • Smoking, which causes discolouration of teeth
  • The use of some antibiotics in children which can lead to permanent colour changes in permanent teeth
  • Chips or cracks, which may be due to trauma such as sporting injuries or accidents
  • Broken-down restorations, and age

Excerpts from Teeth Whitening Townsville

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